Lara is a second-year medical student at the RWTH Aachen University. She is passionate about molecular medicine and will work with prof. Križaj at the University of Utah on corneal pain and mechanosensing from a molecular and physiological perspective. This is her first major research project, so she is especially grateful for this opportunity. In her spare time, she likes to play the piano, dance and wander around. She has a weak spot for living room concerts and cakes.